Can't Forget About You
by Nas

Album: Hip Hop Is Dead (2007)
  • [Nas]
    There comes a day in your life when you wanna kick back
    Straw hat on the porch when you old perhaps
    Wanna gather your thoughts, have a cold one
    Brag, to your grand kids about how life is golden

    So I will light a cigar in the corridor of the crib
    Pictures on the wall of all the things that I did
    All the money and fame, 8 by 10's
    Of the whole Rat Pack inside of a big frame

    Collidin' with big names that could've made your career stop
    All that, and your man is still here and I'm still hot
    Wow, I need a moment y'all
    See I almost felt a tear drop

    When was the last time you heard a real anthem
    Nas, the millionaire, the mansion
    When was the last time you heard your boy Nas rhyme
    Never on schedule, but always on time

    [Hook: x2]
    These streets hold my deepest days
    This hood taught me golden ways
    Made me, truly this is what made me
    Break me, not a thing's gonna break me

    Ohh, I'm that history I'm that block
    I'm that lifestyle I'm that spot
    I'm that kid by the number spot
    That's my past that made me hot

    Here's my life long anthem
    Can't forget about you
    (Can't forget about, Can't forget about you) [Repeat: x2]

    Can't forget about the old school, Bam, Cas, Melle Mel, Flash
    Rocksteady spinnin' on they back
    Can't forget when the first rap Grammy went to Jazzy, Fresh Prince
    Fat Boys broke up, rap hasn't been the same since

    So irregular, how it messed you up
    When Mr. T became a wrestler
    Can't forget about Jordan's retirement
    The shot Robert Horry to win the game in the finals kid

    Some things are forever, some things are not
    It's the things we remember that gave the world shock
    They stay in a place in your mind so snug
    Like who the person was with whom you first make love



    Unforgettable, unsubmittable, I go by N now
    Just one syllable, it's the end cause the game's tired
    It's the same vibe, Good Times had right after James died
    That's why the gangsta rhymers ain't inspired

    Heinous crimes help record sales more than creative lines
    And I don't wanna keep bringing up the greater times
    But I'm a dreamer nostalgic with the state of mind
    The past the past enough of it, aight then

    But nothing gives me chills like Douglas and Tyson
    Or Mike when his talk was live
    Or when he first did the moon walk on Motown 25



    [Nat King Cole sample]
    That's why, darling, it's incredible
    That someone so unforgettable
    Thinks that I am unforgettable too Writer/s: IRVING GORDON, WILL ADAMS, NASIR JONES, CHRISETTE PAYNE
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, BOURNE CO.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind


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